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BMW Z3 vs. Honda CR-Z Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2011 - 2012 Honda CR-Z
0% Best 34% Worst
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2000 - 2002 BMW Z3
14% Best 62% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the BMW Z3

BMW Z3 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2000 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
4-speed automatic RWD
Car of the year in 2000. Best Consumer Reports value for 5 years in a row for its class. • Model Rating - Overall 4 stars • Trim Rating - Overall 5 stars • Appearance 5 stars • Comfort 5 stars • Performance 5 stars • Reliability 5 stars full 2000 BMW Z3 review
2000 2dr Convertible 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
4-speed automatic RWD
I got over a 150K miles and only minor items less then $500 dollars on repairs other then tires and brakes full 2000 BMW Z3 review
BMW Z3 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2000 2dr Convertible 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
I experienced continued problems with the A/C system and the engine cooling system. Also, the rag top did not hold up well and developed a leak. full 2000 BMW Z3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda

Honda Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
6-speed manual FWD
So far dead-on. No problems. full 2011 Honda review